A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Friday, May 14, 2021

Weekly Update: A little Bit of Sewing & A Lot of Pictures

 I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.  My kids really spoil me.  I am happy with a little handwritten card and a nice visit but they usually bring me a token of love and they are the best gift givers.  Our oldest son and Daughter in Law gave me a kitchen towel a beautiful necklace with a cross a coffee mug.  Boy F. and his sweet girlfriend gave me a Yeti cup & a jar of Giardiniera pickled cauliflower.  (I LOVE Pickles!) and Girl M & Boy AJ gave me a dozen beautiful roses & candy.  See....I told you they spoil me!

Sunday Selfie (Mother's Day) 5/9/2021


I'm putting this towel in our camper for travels in tight quarters!

On the sewing front:
I made a muslin of the Designer Stitch Ariana Dress.  It turned out nice but I had a few alterations to make.  I sewed up a size 6-D cup bodice grading to a size 8 waist and hips.  On a scale of 1-10 I give this muslin an 8.  I could wear it but I'm not a fan of solid dresses and the double knit fabric I chose is polyester.

Bust looks a little big

Looks better on my dressform!

Back View

Last year I made Little Lizard King Cannes dress and hacked the pattern with the Love Notion's Summer Basics tank top to make a knit tiered skirt.  I really like the fit of the dress and thought I needed more.  I did make two in solid colors trying to work getting more solids in my wardrobe.  I think these dresses will be in my weekly wearing rotation.  Cool & very comfortable.

Little Lizard King Cannes Dress

Magenta Jersey Knit

Midnight Charcoal Jersey knit

I got the tripod out to work on more photos

Hair grow out & actually fixed!

My poor fingernail.  It is only attached on one side by a very small piece.  I keep a band-aid on it most days to keep it safe.

Way less painful than it looks!

Scary nail

Boy T had a call about an alligator walking around a hotel parking lot.  He was a big one! 10' 2"!  

Boy T. kneeling in the back

Girl M. wanted to braid my hair..........almost long enough.  My hair is thick and from the front it looked like a mohawk!  LOL!

Braided hair

It's been very humid and hot here this week and Dear Hubby & I have been enjoying the pool!

View of pool

Maxx came for a visit and a swim!

Girl M & Maxx

Swimming will wear you out!

My nail has turned almost every color now!  Ewwww!

Cucumber plants

I'm thinking of trying to sew myself a swimsuit.  View D?  Measuring myself it looks like I am a size 18 at the bust and a size 22 at the waist/hips.  Talk about making you feel horrible!  I'll cut that size and we'll see how it fits.  I sure like PDF pattern sizing better! LOL! It's just a number, right??

Until next time...................



  1. Your hair has really grown and is so pretty! Hope your fingernail is better soon.

  2. That fingernail does look painful.